Saturday, 29 April 2017

In search of Como Silk

It wouldn't be a holiday without dragging my children around some heavy textile machinery, unfortunately no photos allowed but the Museo Didactic Della Seta was well worth a visit.

Milan was a bit of a disappointment for fabric compared to Florence so I did some research on Como and came up with a few unlikely looking places to investigate.

We found the Canepa factory shop on an unassuming industrial estate, we would never have spotted it if we hadn't done good research and been confident that we would get in through the buzzered gate.

What a treat when we got inside, silk as far as the eye could see.

Very laid back and helpful staff.

I purchased a bit of silk, the blue is the underside.

No idea what I'll use this for but I love it.

Silk to make myself a shirt I think.

Another one of the factory shops that was well worth the research was Mantero, again on an industrial estate with no clue of it's existence to the outside world.  We may have purchased a few items, they make for Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and many more and also have their own labels including Mantero VIII 1902.  The shop was jam packed with exquisite silk scarves and fabric and also some top notch wool items.  If you are ever in Como it's definitely worth a trip.

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